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Michigan Wolverines to Study Low Interest in Basketball Student Tickets

Season ticket renewals are down, school is looking to find out why.

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Student interest in Michigan Wolverines basketball is trending downward, and the school is reaching out to find the reason.

According to the Detroit News, the UM ticket office has contacted students regarding a decrease is basketball ticket requests for next season.

The Michigan Daily, UM's student newspaper, has published an email apparently sent from the ticket office to students who hadn't renewed basketball tickets for 2016-17. It reads, "We would like to find out why so we can better serve future student ticket-holders."

Students were asked to participate in a survey related to the renewal process and were invited to a focus group.

Here's what Michigan Associate Athletic Director Kurt Svoboda told the Detroit News:

"We want to better understand the needs of our students and this survey will help determine what factors are involved in this year's renewal process," Svoboda said. "Input from our students is valuable in better understanding timelines, ticketing options and logistics."

The deadline for student tickets won't arrive until the summer. Last season, a $200 package got students into 17 games. The school dedicates about 25 percent of the Crisler Center's 12,707-seat capacity for students during Wolverines home games.